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May 17, 2013
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Louisiana

I ride a motorcycle and had an incident on a 2 lane blacktop once where an oncoming semi kicked up a piece of 2 x 4 lumber about 2 ft. long that barely hit the top of my windshield and caught me on the crown of my helmet when I saw it just in time to start to duck my head. If I'd taken it full force in the face, I probably wouldn't be here to type this because I was doing about 70 mph at the time.

Bad enough you have to deal with idiots on cellphones texting, women putting on makeup on their way to work and people eating food while driving, but you also have to deal with weather conditions, road surface conditions with fuel spills that make them slick as snot, and apparently vehicles losing tires taking you out.

Wonder how that rider made out-----------------it sure looked to be a possible fatal encounter.
 
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May 22, 2013
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East Oakland, USA
I ride a motorcycle and had an incident on a 2 lane blacktop once where an oncoming semi kicked up a piece of 2 x 4 lumber about 2 ft. long that barely hit the top of my windshield and caught me on the crown of my helmet when I saw it just in time to start to duck my head. If I'd taken it full force in the face, I probably wouldn't be here to type this because I was doing about 70 mph at the time.

Bad enough you have to deal with idiots on cellphones texting, women putting on makeup on their way to work and people eating food while driving, but you also have to deal with weather conditions, road surface conditions with fuel spills that make them slick as snot, and apparently vehicles losing tires taking you out.

Wonder how that rider made out-----------------it sure looked to be a possible fatal encounter.
You lucky bastard.
 
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kf3

Jul 17, 2012
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South London
I ride a motorcycle and had an incident on a 2 lane blacktop once where an oncoming semi kicked up a piece of 2 x 4 lumber about 2 ft. long that barely hit the top of my windshield and caught me on the crown of my helmet when I saw it just in time to start to duck my head. If I'd taken it full force in the face, I probably wouldn't be here to type this because I was doing about 70 mph at the time.

Bad enough you have to deal with idiots on cellphones texting, women putting on makeup on their way to work and people eating food while driving, but you also have to deal with weather conditions, road surface conditions with fuel spills that make them slick as snot, and apparently vehicles losing tires taking you out.

Wonder how that rider made out-----------------it sure looked to be a possible fatal encounter.
had a paving slab fall off a lorry right in front of me.

i got about 5ft of air, somehow stuck the landing, then spent half on hour sitting on the hard shoulder getting my heart back in my chest.
 
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